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Archaeological Illustration in The Hunterian: Drawing a Small Flint Tool

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A student post from Rosemary Hanson, an archaeology masters student at the University of Glasgow, MSc Material Culture and Artefact Studies. During the first few months of 2020, I undertook a project of archaeological illustration for a number of small stone tools held by the Hunterian Museum as part of a masters degree in Archaeology… Continue reading

My first post-Covid 19 visit to The Hunterian: Reflections of a student guide

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A student post from Julian Quinault, Hunterian MuSE guide. Introduction by Hunterian Education Manager, Ruth Fletcher. In March this year, our most recent recruits to the MuSE programme (Museum Student Educators) were just beginning to try out their recently learned tour material.  Some of them had not even given their first tour when lockdown was… Continue reading

Hunterian #MuseumFromHome – Antonine Wall

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A student post by Julian Quinault, Hunterian MuSE guide. Welcome, my name is Julian. I am a MuSE (Museum Student Educator) at The Hunterian, and I’d like to talk you through some of the Museum’s amazing highlights from the Antonine Wall. The Antonine Wall runs across Scotland just north of Glasgow, from the Firth of Clyde to the Forth. Construction of the Wall started… Continue reading

Auditing The Hunterian Collections

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A student post by Catherine Alameddin, Museum Studies (MSc) programme, University of Glasgow. My name is Catherine, and this summer I completed a project with The Hunterian, as part of my Masters programme in Museum Studies at the University of Glasgow, which culminated in a dissertation level report of my process and findings.  The procedure… Continue reading

The Many Caves of Fingal

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A student post by Antonios Chaliakopoulos, MSc Museum Studies student, University of Glasgow. From January until April 2019 I worked for The Hunterian on a work placement jointly supervised with the Special Collections of University of Glasgow Library to research material for the future exhibition “Old ways and New Roads: Travels in Scotland, 1720-1822”. The… Continue reading

Working with The Hunterian Zoology collections

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A student post by Jonathan Norkiewicz, MSc Museum Studies student, University of Glasgow. During the spring semester of my Museum Studies postgraduate programme I undertook a Zoology work placement with The Hunterian. The goal of this work placement was the creation and updating of The Hunterian’s records in regard to the domestic animal remains in the Kelvin Hall dry storage… Continue reading